A massive 363 Cabernets were submitted for the 2020 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge and there was one winner - Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
A massive 363 Cabernets were submitted for the 2020 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge and there was one winner - Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018. Xanadu has enjoyed a string of excellent Margaret River vintages, but 2018 is considered to be the best of the best.
And this Xanadu is something special and this award is not a fluke. It won trophies for " Wine of Provenance" at the Perth Royal Wine Show and Margaret River Wine Show. That means, most judges think this is one of most consistently best Cabernets in Western Australia.
Add two glowing reviews from the best wine scribes in the business and and I'm sure you can buy this wine with absolute confidence.
"Yet another wonderful cabernet from Xanadu. For the past few vintages, it’s been one super wine after another and this one, which captures the great 2018 vintage, is as good as any - and remember one of those won a Jimmy Watson Trophy. Elegance, control and power, I need say nothing more. Ray Jordan, The West Australian
"92% cabernet sauvignon, 5% petit verdot, 3% malbec. 4 weeks on skins. 40% new French oak for 14 months. Olive paste, gum leaf and blackcurrant flavours flow slowly into cedar wood and vanilla cream, the latter more texture than overt flavour. It sits at the upper end of medium weight, the flavours cruising through the mouth with confident ease." Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.